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picture of. the week's top stories on international. control of the government strongholds in the east supporting its promises with heavy weapons on. a. european business is looking for compensation for a multi-billion dollar losses. and after. the roar of. the cease fire between hamas and israel and palestinian civilians finding themselves right in the middle of a humanitarian catastrophe. on the u.s. returns to iraq as president obama authorizes
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a. jihadist militants in the north of the country. having to fight exactly the same group you were supporting syria. headlines over the weekend of today welcome to the week international with me but first now we start with the breaking news that is right now coming into our offices here a passenger plane has crashed into a residential complex while taking off from the main airport in the iranian capital that jet was said to have been carrying forty people unconfirmed reports have the death toll ranging from fifteen to everybody on board the plane had been on an internal flight here in aussie international we'll keep you fully updated on the plane crash in tehran a continuation of the breaking. and although the
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heavy armor is rolling towards dawn yet scares the ukrainian army prepared to use its full force on the city that it hasn't already been shelled and extensively bombed. in one of the latest strikes two of hoffman blogs right in the city center were attacked in a week of a soul smaller than a dozen people were killed just in dawn yes killing. the filter or the road as you mentioned. seven o'clock pm. you know you are not. will. feel. amid intensified attacks from the army the self-proclaimed republic says it is ready for a ceasefire to a vertical humanitarian crisis in the area of donetsk is the regional capital and
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the heart of the antigovernment resistance but is also a vital hub for that of the country ultimately it used to be let's bring out some facts for you here on r.t. international so it's ukraine's fifth largest city with a population of nearly a million last year forbes named it the most attractive city for doing business in the whole country it's also one of the state's main economic hubs as well being the center of the nation's mining industry as well now just two years ago it drew tens of thousands of football fans from all across europe when it was a host city for the euro twenty twelve or championships how things changed even getting out of the area is dangerous indeed that dash cam video right there showing a rocket presumably from a missile launcher hitting the highway the driver had a lucky escape but most of the people trying to get away from the violence are fleeing to russia or if national went to one of those border crossings. in each of
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these cars individual stories of anger uncertainty and to loss. these ukrainians are fleeing their homes for russia after months of conflict has left well over one thousand civilians dead and reduced whole cities to rubble the people in these cars have already spent six or seven hours sitting in line waiting to cross the border which is still a kilometer away but they say they are ready to wait as they practically have no other choice but deal of a cruel the mark. up of the national. guard got more snow with this thrown you don't usually many of the cars here have a sign saying they've got to do it on board the war doesn't discriminate between aid. gender only no trouble poor you know choice it's a good enough to just move on. with what you wish for
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peace will get us closer to his nose than what the group a little too close to put in the reach of you which is going to this is where many refugees will end up when they make it across the border to russia and people here are angry. because i saw them also but also my but i still not all feel watched it should have brought so i'm a bit from her word it really could be so but i'm floored dudes go to go but i started. a doctor says his family has no room to go back to your story of. your thoughts i'm sure your. most remote are you and yours to use if you are. he invites me to see where they found shelter the rest so many refugees many don't have a proper place to sleep because his wife also doctor tells us how she lost her
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home and is therefore does a. before know. the litany of teaching you do community regular don't go far kill. her being able to cover for her shoes could be cheap this camp is designed for a thousand people but there are at least twice as much air now every afternoon officials manage to send up to three hundred refugees from eastern ukraine to different parts of russia but every evening even more arrive these people have managed to escape a war that their fight for a peaceful life is just beginning. me. from russian ukrainian. and the u.n. says over seven hundred thousand refugees have crossed the russian border since the beginning of the conflict and the humanitarian situation in ukraine is grave moscow has offered aid to the embattled zones but washington said it is not russia's place
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to do so heated words were flying at a un security council meeting ukraine has allowed international humanitarian groups to deliver aid within its territory there is no logical reason why russia should seek to deliver it. apparently un philanthropists things children abetted being. ignored pleas from russian human rights groups to move youngsters to safety and what is the un think kids deserve to be safe. and it's not only civilians who are trying to run away from the conflict in fact on monday more than four hundred ukrainian troops entered russia seeking sanctuary we have always noticed so many deaths and other terrible things so all of us are very happy to be here and we've been given new clothes and managed to rest and we're very grateful to that which. we were encircled that we had no way out so to keep the manpower say our commanders
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decided to escape to russia and i think for no clear reason the ukrainian population is destroying non-selling opinion because on both sides we and they are the same people are not in the book. and kiev denied the soldiers who crossed the border had asked for sanctuary however retaining the manpower necessary for the government's operation in the east has not proven easy despite launching three recruitment drive since the start of the crackdown he as army is still struggling to fill its rank and file a military analysts say the army needs more than eleven billion dollars to replace old weapons and machinery but only a little under eight hundred million was allocated for the military from the state's reserve fund the soldiers are running out of food and have to rely only on handouts and this is a website actually set up by civil activists calling on people to donate food to the army and just recently the country's parliament introduced a military tax that says ukraine's leaders appear to be struggling to pay their
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soldiers and this week has also seen unrest in the capital of ukraine right here. by city or authorities to dismantle the kiev central square just enraged protesters who went back to burning tires on their tents and trashing a lot in the area huge plumes of smoke rising into the skies before the firefighters arrived arcades have remained on my down since last november of course you remember that's when anti-government protests first started leading to the overthrow of president infrared wary people who were shouting slogans from the stage on my down and supported by crowds would go on to become the new government however it was six months later protesters still seem dissatisfied with those they helped to bring to power a foreign affairs analyst says the situation it's all very familiar. actually situation's quite ironic to say the least since the revolution seem to be taken this is
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a good return where the situation is keeping the same point of exit as last november when the process took place so right now it seems to me that all the variety of different people who agree people dead lives or the livelihood as far as the overall revolution is concerned are simply realizing that a government they have right now is simply replaced the other and they're simply to a point of exit right now where it seems like nothing much has changed overall plus there's a civil war in east so overall if i can sum it up the whole developments in the ukraine is it would a complete disaster and there's really nothing else to show for he said the grief destruction of mayhem. and food producers on both sides of the atlantic of warned russia has ban on western imports could lose them billions of dollars restrictions were imposed after the u.s. and the e.u. along with other nations slapped moscow with sanctions of what they say is its influence in ukraine are all of those details market for those that back sanctions
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russia's ban on the import of certain food stamps from the u.s. canada australia all the way you see the response to the economic sanctions imposed on moscow the ban will block meat fruit vegetables some dairy and fish imports for one year those watching international trade say this shows that russia is a different animal to other nations sanctions recently what's striking is that when the sanctions were ramped up against iran there was very little iran could do the west a didn't really need much from iran that's not the case with russia and i think russia has made very clear that it will retaliate in a proportionate manner with the european i've just said to bear the brunt of the import by an e.u. leaders that back sanctions against russia look likely to. facepalm as an export is demanding compensation for their losses there's someone there now. it's going to
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affect us all it will take two or three months to collect our remaining crops of oranges and we don't know what will happen if no one buys them if there isn't a sufficient market prices will go down and we don't know if we can cover the costs of production because it is so expensive. european food exports to russia were worth over twelve billion euros last year lithuania and finland were the first to contact brussels about compensation some estimates suggest the ban could cost the finnish economy four hundred million euro mostly from dairy exports elsewhere but the german trade union that deals with wholesale foreign trade said the ban posed a risk to the economy in his country in greece the opposition party says accuse the current government's actions of being detrimental to farming and in ireland the minister for agriculture said there was real worry particularly regarding cheese exports which were valued at four point five million euro in twenty thirteen
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european analysts are warning that sanctions aren't the way to find a solution free trade is a key for peace we shouldn't be in this game of tit for tat thing we sanctions we we should be negotiating on the same table but as it stands russian consumers are going to have to go without certain imports and western export is going to be locked out the russian market peter all over r.t. . and ukraine is planning to punish moscow with sanctions of its own restrictions could include stopping the transit of russian gas to europe right now the e.u. gets about a. the most about delivered in ukraine right there but cutting the root off could be harmful for the industry of well certainly several european countries take slovakia or even ball garia for example which are almost entirely powered by russia and many others rely on its gas as a main source as well of course the scheme could be replaced by south stream this
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pipeline project right over here bypassing ukraine there was construction is being hindered by a few e.u. lawmakers though a group of southern nations have said they're ready to adjust any rules to finish this construction and political analyst and highest on felt believes ukraine's plan could actually change the way politicians feel about the alternative supply route i seeing that this proposal will never gets reality since the pressure from brussels by commission and other actors from the national states but furthermore it shows that the ukrainian government is not willing to cooperate at all and sees only their own interest after hearing this is for all the states of southeast europe like this will be hungary. and bulgaria to lobbying much more to get a very secure supply of gas and if you create enough
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a building to guarantee it there will be other options. international back to our breaking news for you this hour a passenger plane has crashed while taking off from the main airport in the iranian capital tehran unconfirmed reports say it slammed into a residential complex and the jet was said to have been carrying forty people a local t.v. says everyone on board died the plane was heading off on an internal flight and here on r.t. international we'll keep you fully updated is breaking news story develops we're back in just a moment with more of your top world headlines for the past week. i'm abby martin the stories we cover here you're not going to hear any right other big story the extra headlines and talk there's a reason they don't want you to know that are important and. now let's break the
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set. when the unit paying union promise to met ukraine become part of it it clearly contributed to the south abrasion of tensions within ukraine ukraine will not become part of the european union won't tell tales ukraine absolutely doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. or in.
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the walls top headlines thanks for joining us an aussie international this week's or a new spiral of violence and gaza the three day truce between hamas and israel expired on friday the sides reverted to using force with palestinian civilians suffering the most in the crossfire. oh ok. kevin let. me get moving i've been known to do then down the line when i was the late one late did i leave them behind again let me know please. try not. to. in the month long conflict that has claimed more than one thousand eight hundred lives as left gaza are in ruins and the return of hostilities brings the
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region even closer to a humanitarian disaster tens of thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged by its ready strikes at least two universities hundreds of schools and mosques were rendered into rubble reports a half a million people displaced almost a third of the entire population. say if more than a million civilians there right now there's no fresh water and bill fell the from human rights watch says it's unfair to brand what the palestinians have done as anything to do with war crimes operation has been a catastrophic failure. you know whether or not we will continue to see rocket launches whether or not the israeli political and military leadership feels they are able to claim success now is of less direct concern than the fact that gaza's infrastructure is on the brink of collapse there has been such massive destruction in areas that the israeli military declared a no go zone that covered almost half of gaza's territory many families were not
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able to return to the remains of their homes not their homes but what's left of them a large number of attacks we've seen where attacks were launched without any military objects in the area large numbers of civilians getting killed by very precise advanced weapons and you know despite the fact that there were no rockets being launched from their areas that there were no members of palestinian armed groups in those areas but what's most important from our perspective is that there be accountability for the crimes that have been committed here ceasefire or no ceasefire i mean we've seen cease fires in the past be held up as as justifications when western countries or the israeli military claims that hamas violated the cease fire in the past that has been held up as a justification and a claim that any future civilian deaths would be the responsibility of hamas for violating the cease fire and that is completely incorrect and quite dangerous what has to happen is that you know the laws of war need to stop being violated and that
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finally for once in gaza there needs to be criminal accountability for war crimes. now the campaign has brought the worst devastation and civilian losses in years it's also brought many dissenting voices from within the israeli defense forces are these policy i spoke with some of them. you know there there are a lot of soldiers a come back and say to yourself you know what the hell are we doing here you know why are we using so much force why are we treating them as a way hannah is one such form israeli soldier she calls herself an anti occupation activist and was one of fifty reserve troops to sign an open letter to the washington post but fusing reserve duty aka national or the law during the service i didn't talk about this thing in so many out there you just a part of it but more and more soldiers are choosing not to be part of an army increasingly seen as the bully in the region we are spending billion billion a rural or. different through the system and there is no top of the
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front of the. pool. for. the possibility to overcome it five wars in eight years levanon two thousand and six thirty four days more than eight hundred people killed and in the end israel faced an even stronger hizbollah for devastating wars with them us two thousand and six eight twelve and fourteen thousand killed international outrage and in the end israel faced a unity government between former rivals hamas and fatah foreign policy was it we had four years in the which we lost the middle east. we lost. we in a way lost egypt. we are very isolated in the middle east and many would argue more vulnerable the latest operation protective it has done seemingly little to protect israel in the long term you're not going to finish by trying to
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physically or story hamas there's and there's nothing that indicates that it will work this time or indeed the next time and that's taking its toll on the reputation of what was once considered one of the world's most efficient fighting forces the hope is that the coming days will see a permanent cease fire in place but bottom line gaza is in tatters mistrust between israelis and palestinians is at an all time high policy r.t. tell of of. and the israeli offensive has been sparking massive protests across the globe and this week people once again took to the streets in new york several hundred march to the u.n. headquarters to protest the killing of palestinians they called for an end to hostilities on both sides on the gossip i. and around me in the german capital so more than a thousand demonstrate in a central square waving palestinian flags chanting anti israelis slogans.
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one of the largest protests took place in march say in france people there condemning president for his support of israeli actions and demanded the violence. by moving twenty thousand people gathered in london to raise their voices as well against the violence and called upon the government to stop selling arms and and sending them to israel which were then being used to kill the palestinian. and american submarine has reportedly been chased away from russia's shores apparently the navy spotted the vessel in the northern bering sea and sent over a large anti submarine strike force. remind us the story. the american submarine was detected near russia's northern border in the bering sea and was
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shadowed by a navy strike force and an aircraft then you clear powered virginia class submarine is capable of launching twelve tomahawk missiles among other armaments after about half an hour over radio contact them were pushed away from the border by the northern fleet reconnaissance of russia continues from under the water and in the skies in july an american spy plane the rivet joint was reportedly conducting surveillance of the russian military when detected by radar it was then forced to illegally cross into swedish airspace after being chased by a russian fighter jet swedish an american authorities kept silence about the incident for nearly a month but were pushed to admit swedish airspace had been violated after reports in local media over the a staunch u.s. ally sweden is not a member of nato so they infringement cause some anger the swedish priscilla luong with their foreign called leagues made sure the violation of the country's borders was firmly made public knowledge remark calls for an artsy moscow i don't know
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website for this hour another leap in space exploration nasa tests an interplanetary landing system to deliver heavy payloads to maz the full story and pretty impressive video online for you right now. i'm staying with the high tech world we tell you about an origami inspired robot that can assemble itself from a flat sheet of material on that at r.t. dot com. this week the u.s. approved and launched a as strikes against it she has militants in iraq. directed our military to take targeted strikes against eisel terrorists convoys should they move toward the city fighter jets and unmanned drones have already carried out three rounds of bombing attacks targeting the precision of the so-called islamic state militants a full many known as isis and managed to occupy large areas of northern iraq and
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declare a caliphate that the advance of the jihadists is that to hundreds of thousands of skaven from their homes are the groups considered too cruel even by al qaeda. and half a million people from the minority have been trapped by the militants on a mountain near the turkish border isis considers them to be devil worshipers an apostate and as threatening to execute those already captured and as our guests told r.t. these jihadists were given more than a leg up by various people on capitol hill. we really have to. western foreign policy in the middle east hostage the place because right now we have a situation where the west is opposing isis rebels in northern iraq and rightly so but has been tacitly or of personally supporting them in syria is madness these are us weapons us weapons on both sides in this combat just as three years ago in libya
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and in so many wars when you are the top supplier of weapons to the world seventy nine percent of weapons transfers into the middle east are from the united states and you're going to have u.s. weapons fault on all sides which is just fine for absolutely our weapons makers looking for a profit but each fuels destruction. to our breaking news on r.t. international a passenger plane has crashed immediately after taking off from an airport in the iranian capital tehran and the aircraft was said to have been carrying forty people local t.v. saying everybody on board was killed the plane reportedly a locally produced a version of an unseen off one for he was heading off on an internal flight we'll keep you fully updated on this breaking news story as it develops here on the international. all right the next weekly news bulletin starts here in about half an hour's time up next oh boy and
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walls of. clean more zero casualties war this is the great fantasy of war mongering politicians. capturing people is this what do you do if they're innocent killing them easy we were serve the right to kill any person anywhere any time. they can do that in the gym but they come to a drug smuggler makes these things are very dangerous and politicians get a new kind of power via this technology it's sad it's very tempting. to.
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see this series of school places try to put the same people are going to. want to get closer to the war to destroy the teaching every minute and. somehow they know ya know well. my own wife would have. most of us think this city. this case is going to its limits and sometimes for nothing which. is sweet and simple it's just. it's not just you give up the story because you'll be jobst everything you see the stage is going to take the t.v. sets which was featured.

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